Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pota (whistle)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • pota (whistle), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 26 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 1/4 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5270

The small hollow wooden cone is strung on a twisted plant fiber string.

This whistle is played only by men.